Reclaimed Cherry boxes

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Project by Tokolosi posted 05-22-2012 09:57 PM 1515 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I received some pieces of an antique cherry bed. Unfortunately the bed was irrepairably damaged and someone had taken a circular saw to it to break it down. The pieces I got were hardly salvageable. I did get some usable wood from it. I used it to make these boxes. I added some Maple where required.

While the boxes in themselves are small and hardly spectacular they carry immense significance for me because of the source of the wood. Suffice to say it marked the end (and by definition the beginning) of a sad chapter in my life. With the exception of one of the smaller boxes which was given to the bed’s owner the rest will stay with me as reminders. I’m not inclined to discuss it in any way but would like to say that if you think that someone is being abused by their spouse, please do something. Do not stand idly by. You may save a life!

They are finished with Danish Oil and laquer.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 10:37 PM

Very nice work….all of them. I love how you put the boxes in the first 2 pics together at the corners. Something I am gonna have to try.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 10:37 PM


Historical wood is a great thing in a box. I wish the memory were a more pleasant one. I liked your RXBox. It may solve a problem I have been having with some special wood that hasn’t found its way into a box. Your geometric form boxes are especially interesting. Keep boxling and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 01:39 AM

I love how you make something new out of something that was tossed aside. Sometimes things start out with an intended purpose but find themselves remade into something else… No less beautiful, just changed by circumstance.
Beautiful boxes.

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 04:54 PM

Great looking boxes. Very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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